Working with Web Gateway

You work with Web Gateway as an administrator to ensure it protects your network against threats arising from the web.

To provide this protection, you install Web Gateway as an appliance within your network. The appliance then filters web traffic that occurs when users access the web from within your network. The filtering follows the rules of your web security policy.

So, when working with Web Gateway, you are mainly dealing with:

  • System settings — Control the appliance system
  • Web security policy — Protects your network

When you install Web Gateway within your network, you are already prompted to configure some initial system settings. A default web security policy is also in place after this initial setup.

To be sure that your web security policy works as expected, you are also dealing with:

  • Monitoring — Provides performance parameters

Each of these fields includes a number of particular administrator activities.